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Corby Cube

The Corby Cube is truly a new paradigm for civic buildings in an age of austerity. The pressure to reduce expenditure has pushed Authorities to examine how they can rationalise their estates and deliver services more efficiently and effectively. The Corby Cube does just this.

We have worked on this ground-breaking project since 2004, having won in competition against Richard Rogers Partnership, Rafael Vinõly and Fielden Clegg Bradley. The Cube combines the functions of two buildings, an arts and civic centre, into one, providing a diverse range of services under one roof. This approach is sustainable in the holistic sense as Council services are consolidated to make the most of their reduced resources whilst redundant brownfield sites can be regenerated to create future development opportunities. The project was the first theatre to gain a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Our innovative approach has led to a building that everyone in Corby can be proud of. It demonstrates that world class public facilities can be sustainable and at the very heart of a community’s proactive regeneration, putting the ‘Cor’ back into Corby.

Client
Corby Borough Council
Funder Clients
NNDC (formerly Catalyst Corby) / English Partnerships / East Midlands Development Agency
Value
£30m
Location
Corby, Northamptonshire
BREEAM
Excellent
Awards
Civic Trust Award 2012 - Commendation
Concrete Society Awards 2011 - Commendation
British Construction Industry Awards 2011 - Shortlist
East Midlands Property Awards, Design Excellence Category 2011 - Shortlist
FX International Interior Design Awards 2011 -
Winner Best Public Building
International Property Awards in Association with Bloomberg Television 2011
Best Public Service Architecture , Northamptonshire
Best Public Service Architecture, UK
Best Mixed Use Architecture, Northamptonshire
Best Mixed Use Architecture, UK
Regeneration and Renewal Award, Mixed Use Developments Category 2011 - Shortlist
Regeneration and Renewal Award, Design Excellence Category 2011 - Shortlist
RICS East Midlands Project of the Year Award 2011 - Shortlist
RICS National Award Regeneration Catgeory 2011 - Shortlist
(for Corby Parkland Gateway - including Corby Civic Hub, Corby International Pool & Corby Interchange)